We arrived at the Casa De Flores Community Room kitchen ready to bake. Vicki and I had made up several cookie dough’s the night before. When we entered the kitchen, the first thing done was to wash our hands and then to turn on the oven. Once the oven reached the proper temperature, the first two baking sheets went into the oven, and a steady rhythm developed as the day wore on.
Cookie sheets in and out all day as we continued to make our cookie dough while waiting the “ding!” of the timer-which died halfway through the day leading to some “accidents”.
I won’t point fingers but we know who you are…
On Tuesday, we had to clean up by 4 o’clock, as the park had Bingo that night at 6 p.m. and they needed the kitchen. The next day we had all day to finish of baking, and we were there until 8 p.m. We were tired and aching, but elated. We had done it once again.
and I awoke early, got dressed and then began the process
of filling this year’s cookie bowls and putting the finishing
touches on them. After filling, each bowl was wrapped with colored
cling wrap and several gift bows were put on them. Then we began to
deliver them. We had nine fire stations, 6 Chico Municipal stations
and 3 Butte County stations as well as the Chico Police Department,
Butte County Sheriff’s substation and the Highway Patrol office. It
was 2 ½ hours later that we finished, picked up our boys and
to Hometown Buffet for our own Thanksgiving Day Feast, secure in the
knowledge that we had succeeded in spreading some cheer around the
city once again.